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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
952 AM CDT FRI OCT 10 2014 /852 AM MDT FRI OCT 10 2014/

TO:  FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/ SUBSCRIBERS...NOAA WEATHER WIRE
 SERVICE /NWWS/ SUBSCRIBERS...EMERGENCY MANAGERS...WEATHER
 INFORMATION NETWORK /EMWIN/ SUBSCRIBERS...NOAAPORT
 SUBSCRIBERS...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ PARTNERS AND OTHER
 USERS...AND NWS EMPLOYEES

FROM:  JESSICA BROOKS
 HYDROLOGY PROGRAM MANAGER
 WFO NORTH PLATTE NEBRASKA

SUBJECT: ADJUSTMENT TO SERVICES PROVIDED TO THE NORTH PLATTE
 HYDROLOGIC SERVICE AREA

...NEW PROBABILISTIC RIVER OUTLOOKS AVAILABLE...

BEGINNING ON OCTOBER 21 2014...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
NORTH PLATTE WILL IMPLEMENT THE ISSUANCE OF NON-EXCEEDANCE
PROBABILITIES AS PART OF THE CURRENT SUITE OF THE ADVANCED
HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ PROBABILISTIC OUTLOOKS FOR ALL
CURRENTLY ESTABLISHED PROBABILISTIC FORECAST POINTS. THE NON-
EXCEEDANCE OUTLOOKS WILL INDICATE THE PROBABILITY OF FALLING TO
LISTED STAGE LEVELS DURING THE THREE MONTH LONG VALID TIME PERIOD.
THIS PRODUCT IS AIMED AT HELPING DECISION MAKERS DETERMINE THE
LONG RANGE POSSIBILITY OF LOW WATER.

THE ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE OR AHPS IS THE
MODERNIZATION OF HYDROLOGY SERVICES TO IMPROVE FLOOD FORECASTS AND
WATER RESOURCES INFORMATION. GRAPHICAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON
THE INTERNET AT: HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/. FROM THIS SITE YOU CAN
ZOOM INTO YOUR RESPECTIVE AREA...OR THE LOCAL WFO NORTH PLATTE
WEBSITE IS WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=LBF. TO FIND THE
NON-EXCEEDANCE PROBABILITY GRAPHS...SELECT THE RIVER LOCATION OF
INTEREST AND GO TO THE HYDROGRAPH PAGE FOR THAT RIVER. SCROLL TO
THE BOTTOM OF THE HYDROGRAPH PAGE AND UNDER THE ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION...SELECT THE LINK TITLED: "HOW LOW COULD THE RIVER
GET?". TO SEE AN EXAMPLE OF THE NON-EXCEEDANCE PROBABILITY GRAPH
FOR THE SOUTH PLATTE RIVER AT NORTH PLATTE GO TO THE FOLLOWING
LINK:

WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/AHPS2/NON_EXCEED.PHP?WFO=LBF&GAGE=NPSN1

INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET FOR THESE PROBABILISTIC AHPS SITES CAN INCLUDE:
- GRAPHS SHOWING CURRENT AND FORECAST STAGE/RESERVOIR POOL HEIGHTS
- GRAPHS SHOWING CHANCES OR PROBABILITIES OF EXCEEDING A CERTAIN
  STAGE/RESERVOIR POOL HEIGHTS
- GRAPHS SHOWING CHANCES OR PROBABILITIES OF FALLING TO CERTAIN
  STAGE/RESERVOIR POOL LEVELS
- A MAP SHOWING THE LOCATION OF THE GAUGES AND FEMA NATIONAL FLOOD
  HAZARD LEVELS

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WELCOMES PUBLIC FEEDBACK. IF YOU HAVE
ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS CHANGE...PLEASE CONTACT:

 JESSICA BROOKS
 HYDROLOGY PROGRAM MANAGER
  NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
  5250 E. LEE BIRD DRIVE
  NORTH PLATTE...NE 69101
  PHONE: 308-532-4936
  E-MAIL: W-LBF.WEBMASTER@NOAA.GOV

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BROOKS





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